The Great War

from War: an Ode And Other Poems, an electronic edition

Girl of the Golden Voice

GIRL of the golden voice--

Beaten and burnished gold;

Wisely the gods made choice

Of such a chalice to hold

Song to make men rejoice--

Melody manifold.

Wisely they set thee apart,

And gave thee such joy to dole;

For love is the fount of thine art,

And love is its final goal.

Behind thy voice is a Heart,

And behind thy singing a Soul.